posted 6 years ago

Kia announce best ever UK sales

Kia has recorded its best ever UK annual sales with over two months of year to go

Kia has recorded its best ever UK annual sales with over two months of year to go. Sales of 4,837 vehicles in October have pushed the year-to-date sales to 57,736 units which is 1,622 units above the record 2010 full year figure when 56,114 vehicles were sold. Michael Cole, Managing Director, Kia Motors (UK) Limited said "it’s great to have passed our record 2010 total with two months of the year to go. Our recently revised product line-up is proving popular with customers and it’s thanks to our excellent dealer network that even without the Scrappage Incentive Scheme that we had two years ago that we continue to increase our appeal amongst both private and business users.”

For the past few years, Kia has been one of the fastest-growing global automotive brands. In the US, Kia's market share has grown for 17 consecutive years and its sales numbers continue to rise, even in the troubled European marketplace. Kia was recently named ‘Best Car Manufacturer 2012’ at Which? Annual awards. The company was praised for its ‘superb new range of cars’ as well as the brands excellent value for money and ‘industry leading’ seven year warranty. The new Kia Rio, Sorento and Picanto all impressed in the Which? Test lab and the new Kia cee’d and Kia Optima got the thumbs up in the road tests.

The new Kia Picanto ‘City’ recently went on sale. It is powered by the low-emitting three-cylinder Kappa 1.0 MPI engine, with a five-speed manual gearbox. The ‘City’ produces just 99g/km of CO2 and delivers 67.3 mpg on the combined cycle, making it exempt from road tax and the London congestion charge. The ‘City’ is the latest model to grace the ‘Originals’ collection, it is packed full of functional but fashionable features and prices start at just £10,245.

The new revised Kia Sorento is now available to order with customer deliveries commencing from December, all models now have permanent all-wheel drive system and are powered by a revised version of Kia’s 2.2-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine. The new Kia Sorento maintains the five-star Euro-NCAP safety rating awarded to the previous model, despite increasingly tougher test conditions.

The 7-Year Kia Warranty is simply the ‘longest and best’ warranty available on any car, anywhere in Europe.  Clearly, a longer warranty is a better warranty and gives every Kia owner not just enjoyable motoring but genuine long-term peace of mind.